In the world of video gaming DLC has become king. Weapon Packs and Wacky Skins for your player character have become commonplace. Most times these sorts of things are offered by the developers as a way to customize your play experience and make your online persona the unique little snowflake that your real life persona is.
Well now, Sony Online Entertainment is releasing an innovative new approach to DLC and in game items called Player Studio. SOE President John Smedley explains:
For the first time in SOE history, players will be able to build and sell their own items, truly creating a unique, customizable online marketplace within our games. At SOE, we believe everyone is a gamer at heart, and our goal with Player Studio is to provide a platform on which our players can further explore their inner gamer while showcasing their passion for the games they love. We are looking forward to seeing our players’ creativity come to life in an entirely new way.
Players will create a name and item description for each and explain how the item fits into the game’s narrative storyline or how someone could have acquired their item in the game world. Upon completion, the item can be submitted to SOE for review and possible inclusion in the SOE Marketplace.
If selected, you’ll share a 60/40 relationship with SOE, netting 60% of the profit your item makes while up for sale.
If you’d like to know more about this exciting new DLC venture, check out the official website or check out the SOE Live Event at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nevada October 18-21